Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 4 December 2014 - It was chilly and dark when His Holiness the Dalai Lama reached the Theckchen Chöling Tsuglagkhang this morning to begin preparations for the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso - Avalokiteshvara Jinasagara - empowerment he was going to give. The temple, its surrounding verandas and the garden steadily filled with people until an estimated 5000 had gathered. They sat quietly reciting Om mani padme hum as they waited for His Holiness to begin to teach.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the final day of his four day teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India on December 5, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
|Members of the audience wearing ritual blindfolds during the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, HP, India on December 5, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|